the single most important treatment you can give your Skin.


What's the number one thing you can do for your skin that is quick, easy, produces noticeable results and will make the BIGGEST difference?. . .  The answer isn't to drink more water, reduce stress, eat better, exercise or get more sleep—we're all up to speed on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The number one thing is: Exfoliate.       

Most of us know the basic benefits of exfoliation--whisking away complexion-dulling dead skin cells, BUT exfoliation does much more than that. Exfoliation increases cell turnover to reveal plump, healthy skin, plus it decreases blackheads, minimizes hyper-pigmentation and fine lines, and gives skin an overall healthy glow. It also improves circulation and makes it easier for your skin to absorb moisturizer and other treatment products.

There are two main forms of Exfoliation: 

Mechanical (also known as physical exfoliation), and Enzymatic (also known as chemical exfoliation). Mechanical Exfoliators lift the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin with the mechanical movement of microcapsules

Enzymatic Exfoliators use biological ingredients like Green Tea and AHAs to dissolve superficial dead skin cells

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Sloughing off dead skin cells can keep skin clear and healthy BUT only if you do it correctly. Here’s a few Exfoliating *Do's and *Don'ts to ensure you're getting the best results possible. 

DO exfoliate in the morning. Skin renews itself overnight, making the morning a perfect time to whisk away dead cells.

DON'T exfoliate before you cleanse - doing so will remove makeup and dirt not the dead skin cells responsible for blocked pores, blackheads & dullness

DO dampen your skin first. Scrubbing dry skin can damage the upper layers of your dermis 

DO hydrate your skin immediately after exfoliation. Moisturizers are most effective after dead cells have been removed.

DON'T overdo it. If you are using a mechanical/enzymatic exfoliator don't follow it with a AHA, Glycolic or Retinol-based moisturizer - that's overkill.

DON'T use too much pressure when using granular scrubs or peeling creams. Mild pressure is all that's required - allow the product to do the work.

DO be careful with sensitive areas, especially around eyes, décolletage and the bikini area.

DON'T exfoliate if you have any open cuts or wounds.

DON'T go out into sun after exfoliating (even with sunscreen). Exfoliation removes a protective layer making skin more sun-sensitive and prone to pigmentation.

DO use proper exfoliating products on the proper parts of your body. Exfoliating products meant for your body or feet will be much harsher than an exfoliator for your face.

Most of us are lucky if we manage to take off our makeup and wash our faces before we collapse into bed. Bonus points for moisturizing. But exfoliate?  That just seems like a luxury but it’s definitely not. Exfoliation is the single most important therapeutic treatment you can give your skin. Regular exfoliation (2-3 times/week) helps keep skin smoother, firmer and more radiant. 

Exfoliate and get glowing!

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